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Zombie extras needed for feature film in Sutton 05.04.11

A new zombie movie is being shot in Sutton - and the producers are after fresh blood to take a starring role.


People aged 16 and over are wanted as extras for thriller Cockneys vs Zombies, whose finale is being filmed in the borough later this month.

The movie stars former Eastenders and Bionic Woman actress Michelle Ryan and Harry Treadaway as a pair of bank robbers who must try and find a way to survive against a zombie infestation.

The scenes will be filmed in Bawtree House, a vacant old people's home in Worcester Road, from April 17 to 29.

The producers are on the lookout for people aged between 16 and 55 who are willing to be made up as zombies and act in the background of various scenes.

They also want 16 older people, aged over 55, to participate in a number of key scenes inside the old people's home.

A spokesman for the film said: "We're looking for an eclectic bunch of people of all shapes, sizes, races and ages to represent modern day Britain. Though due to the nature of the film, it's advisable for people to wear old clothes as it could get a bit messy."

Written by Severance's James Moran, the film also features Cemetery Junction'sJack Doolan, Rasmus Hardiker, and Ashley Thomas alongside veteran star Honor Blackman

Cllr Jayne McCoy, Sutton Council's Executive Member for Planning, Economic Development and Housing, said: "Sutton is well known for being a friendly, socially inclusive place so it's nice to welcome new faces in town – even if they are zombies..."

If you are interested in taking part in the film, email with a recent photograph, your name, age and contact details.

Bawtree House has been used for a number of TV and film productions in recent months, including a flagship BBC Christmas programme starring award winning actor John Hurt called Whistle and I'll Come to You, My Lad.

Last updated: Monday, 23 May 2011

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